You know what grinds my gears: Rat Rod Edition

What really grinds my gears...

Is the way the term "Rat Rod" is being made used in such liberal fashion.

This is a rat rod:

You know what grinds my gears: Rat Rod Edition

notice the ratty look and rusty parts.

This is a Hot Rod:

You know what grinds my gears: Rat Rod Edition

Notice how shiny it is

This:

You know what grinds my gears: Rat Rod Edition

Is just a pile of rust. While it may be "ratty" it is not a rat rod. In fact, it's only discernible as a car becasue the roof line hasn't collapsed under the decay of rust.

Please, stop calling everything that is old, rusty, hot rod like, or otherwise not a rat rod, a rat rod.